The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night in one of two AFC Wild Card games that will be played this weekend and during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin went over the injury report heading into the week and that included him updating the status of running back Le’Veon Bell (knee), who suffered a right knee injury Sunday night.
“We’ll do similar things this week that we did last week, we’ll work a number of guys who are working through things like Ike [Taylor] and Troy [Polamalu],” said Tomlin. “We’ll see what their practice participation holds for us this week.
Tomlin also said that tight end Matt Spaeth (elbow) seems to have come through the game Sunday night just fine even though he had top wear a brace on his injured elbow.
“We’ll see what he looks like as we get into the week,” said Tomlin of Spaeth.
Tomlin also talked about Bell, who is currently dealing with a hyperextension of his right knee.
“The situation remains to be what I said after the game. He’s got no structural damage, he had a hyperextension,” said Tomlin. “There is soreness, pain and discomfort associated with that. I don’t know whether or not he’ll be available for the game. We’re going to take it day-by-day. I just met with him moments ago, he was down there on a stationary bike training like he’s preparing for the Tour de France, but that’s Le’Veon.
“The big thing for us is to prepare for if he does not play. Obviously if he does, that’s easy. We are going to do our due diligence and make alternate plans if he doesn’t. and we’ll leave the light on for him and I know that he’s interested in that.”